President to travel to Japan & Philippines for a series of meetings and to attend the funeral of Shinzo Abe
Posted on September 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News

President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Japan on September 26 to attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot dead on 8 July, aged 67, at a campaign rally for his political party.

According to sources during the visit to Japan, the President is scheduled to meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and high-ranking representatives of the Japanese government.

After his visit to Japan, the President is scheduled to go to Manila, Philippines where he is going to meet Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. During his visit to the Philippines, the President will also participate in the Asian Development Bank Governors meeting to be held on September 29.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank

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